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Laurence SULLIVAN [7308]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1918
    Christening: 
          Death: 21 Jun 2006 - Daylesford, Victoria, Australia 6808
         Burial: 

Events

Obituary: Herald Sun Newspaper, 22 Jun 2006, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.


Parents
         Father: William James SULLIVAN [838] (1880-1946) 
         Mother: Ivy Annie ABBOTT [3948] (      -1977) 

Notes
General:
SULLIVAN. - Laurence Daniel (Laurie) VX4955. 1/7/1918 - 21/6/2006 Died peacefully at Daylesford Hospital. Dearly loved husband of Marie. Much loved father of John (dec. ), Annette and Tony. Great mate and brother-in-law of Alan. Forever in our hearts
Obituaries
Published in Herald Sun on 22/06/2006
- See more at: http://tributes.heraldsun.com.au/archivenotice/2701907/view#sthash.Wxur3UT7.dpuf

picture Lawrence Leonard SULLIVAN [992]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: Abt 1926
    Christening: 
          Death: 1968 - Box Hill, Vic, Australia 6809
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: James Francis SULLIVAN [823] (1885-1959) 
         Mother: Ethel May BURNS [824] (1887-1950) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Dorothy [?] [1216] (4 Nov 1914 -       )
       Marriage: 
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Judith SULLIVAN [2018]


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Leonard Percival SULLIVAN [873]



      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1903 - Maldon, Vic, Australia 6810
    Christening: 
          Death: 1976 - Geelong, Vic, Australia 6811
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: [?] [870] (      -      ) 
         Mother: Julia Hannah SULLIVAN [814] (1873-1946) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Eileen MARTINI [5333] (16 Aug 1911 - 23 Jun 1981)
       Marriage: 17 Jan 1927 - Geelong, Vic, Australia 5011
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Mary Isabella SULLIVAN  3882 [5334] (1927-1990)
                2. Patrick Leonard SULLIVAN [6165] (1929-2003)
                3. Ann SULLIVAN [5336]
                4. Timothy Edward SULLIVAN [5335] (1939-2011)
                5. Allan John SULLIVAN [6166]


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Lexie SULLIVAN [845]

      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1895 - Newstead, Vic, Australia 6812
    Christening: 
          Death: 1895 - Newstead, Vic, Australia 6813
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Michael SULLIVAN [808] (1847-1911) 
         Mother: Hughina Clark ROSS [809] (Cir 1853-1934) 

Notes
General:
5 days old.

picture Lillian Joyce SULLIVAN [993]

      Sex: F
AKA: Lou SULLIVAN
Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1917 - , Victoria, Australia 6814,6815
    Christening: 
          Death: 
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: John Daniel SULLIVAN 1 [810] (1870-1922) 
         Mother: Annie Ellen RISK [811] (Abt 1879-1965) 

Spouses and Children
1. *? McCARTHUR [2000] (       -       )
       Marriage: Abt 1936
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Jenny Ballantyne McCARTHUR [2001]
                2. Robert McCARTHUR [2002]
                3. John McCARTHUR [2003]


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Lorna Mary SULLIVAN [1148]

      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 15 Jun 1921 - Castlemaine, Vic, Australia
    Christening: 
          Death: Feb 2009 - Castlemaine, Vic, Australia 6816
         Burial: 24 Feb 2009 - Castlemaine, Vic, Australia

Events

Obituary: Herald Sun Newspaper, 20 Feb 2009, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.


Parents
         Father: James Francis SULLIVAN [823] (1885-1959) 
         Mother: Ethel May BURNS [824] (1887-1950) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Gordon GRANT [2008] (       - Bef 2009)
       Marriage: 
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Neill GRANT [2009] (      -Bef 2009)
                2. Carmel GRANT [2010]


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Louisa SULLIVAN [10019]

      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 
    Christening: 
          Death: 
         Burial: 

Spouses and Children
1. *James Henry Prince AUSTIN [10018] (       -       ) 366 
       Marriage: 
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Harriett Ellen AUSTIN  364,365 [10017] (1894-1979)


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Lynette SULLIVAN [7312]

      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 
    Christening: 
          Death: 
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: William James SULLIVAN [838] (1880-1946) 
         Mother: Ivy Annie ABBOTT [3948] (      -1977) 


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Madeleine Greer SULLIVAN [3755]

      Sex: F

Parents
         Father: John Michael SULLIVAN [3720] 
         Mother: Tanya Anne FURNISS [3754] 


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Margaret Ann SULLIVAN [867]

      Sex: F

Parents
         Father: Daniel James SULLIVAN [818] (1879-1948) 1762 
         Mother: Annie COLLIHOLE [28] (1897-1970) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Leonard George JONES [7] (13 Dec 1925 - 9 Apr 2003)
       Marriage: 
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Michael James JONES [910]
                2. Kathleen Ann JONES [912]
                3. Patricia May JONES [914]
                4. Gregory William JONES [916]
                5. Susanne Maree JONES [918]
                6. Maxwell George JONES [920]
                7. David John JONES [921]
                8. Fiona Margaret JONES [922]
                9. Kellie Louise JONES [923]


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Margaret Mary SULLIVAN [2091]



      Sex: F
AKA: Mary Margaret SULLIVAN, Molly SULLIVAN
Individual Information
     Birth Date: Mar Q 1908 - Carterton, , New Zealand 6817
    Christening: 
          Death: Sep Q 1922 - Waipukarua, , New Zealand 6818
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Albert George SULLIVAN [817] (1877-1954) 72 
         Mother: Jane Ada HICKSON [2089] (1880-1933) 3262 


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Marguerita May SULLIVAN [994]

      Sex: F
AKA: Rita SULLIVAN
Individual Information
     Birth Date: Abt 1920
    Christening: 
          Death: 16 May 2002 - Castlemaine, Vic, Australia 6819
         Burial: 

Events

Residence: High Street, 1943, Maldon, Vic, Australia.

Residence: Cairn Curran,, 1949, Baringhup, Vic, Australia.

Residence: 22 Fairway Avenue, 1954, Mount Beauty, Vic, Australia.

Residence: 77 Callander Road, 1963, Noble Park, Victoria, Australia.

Residence: 219 Breen Street, Golden Square, 1968, Bendigo, Vic, Australia.

Residence: 80 Barkly Terrace West, 1972, Bendigo, Vic, Australia.

Residence: 84a Mackenzie Street, 1977-1980, Bendigo, Vic, Australia.

Obituary: Herald Sun Newspaper, 17 May 2002, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.


Parents
         Father: John Daniel SULLIVAN 1 [810] (1870-1922) 
         Mother: Annie Ellen RISK [811] (Abt 1879-1965) 

Spouses and Children
1. UNKNOWN [7276] (       -       )
    Partnership: 
         Status: No evidence this couple married
       Children:
                1. Private

2. *Edward Henry WILLIAMS [995] (1910 - 1970)
       Marriage: Bef 1949
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Keith Victor WILLIAMS [2004]
                2. Michael Shane WILLIAMS [2005]
                3. Ian Ernest WILLIAMS [2006]
                4. Jennifer Judith WILLIAMS [2007]


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Mariah Katherine SULLIVAN [3724]

      Sex: F

Parents
         Father: James Arthur SULLIVAN [3711] (1946-2010) 
         Mother: Lydia MANIATIS [3721] (      -2007) 4979,4980 


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Mark Edward SULLIVAN [7291]

      Sex: M

Parents
         Father: Garth Ernest SULLIVAN [1100] (Abt 1929-2015) 
         Mother: Helen June ARTHUR [7289] (      -      ) 312,313 


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Martin John SULLIVAN [7293]

      Sex: M

Parents
         Father: Keith Albert SULLIVAN [1101] 
         Mother: Mary Margaret [?] [7288] (      -      ) 88 


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Mary SULLIVAN [3164]

      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: Abt 1802 - Knockacorrin, Kerry, Ireland
    Christening: 
          Death: 
         Burial: 

Spouses and Children
1. *Daniel LEARY [1179] (Abt 1802 -       )
       Marriage: 17 Feb 1822 - Curnow, Kerry, Ireland 4657
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Male LEARY [3165] (Abt 1840-      )
                2. Female LEARY [3166] (Abt 1841-      )
                3. John LEARY [3167] (1843-      )
                4. Ellen LEARY [3168] (1846-1912)
                5. Catherine LEARY [3192] (1850-      )
                6. Julia Ann LEARY [3193] (1852-1912)

Notes
General:
It is possible that Mary Sullivan is the sister of John Sullivan. John is the husband of Daniel's sister Julia Anne Leary, but this has not been proved at this stage. April 2009.

picture Mary SULLIVAN [933]

      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1907 - Newstead, Vic, Australia 6820
    Christening: 
          Death: 22 Feb 1994 - Melbourne, VIC, Australia 807
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Daniel George SULLIVAN [833] (1873-1917) 
         Mother: Charlotte COOK CLARK [834] (1881-1947) 

Spouses and Children
1. *John Joseph O'CONNOR [3731] (       -       )
       Marriage: 
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Brian O'CONNOR [3732]
                2. Boysie O'CONNOR [3733]
                3. Daughter O'CONNOR [3734]


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Mary Ann SULLIVAN [807]

      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 14 Aug 1843 - , NSW, Australia 6821
    Christening: 12 Nov 1844 - Yass, NSW, Australia 6822,6823
          Death: Bef 1872
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: John SULLIVAN [804] (Abt 1810-1892) 4152 
         Mother: Julia LEARY [805] (Abt 1811-1872) 

Notes
General:
Mary Anne was baptized on the same day as her cousin John Leary (son of Daniel Leary and Mary Sullivan). The baptism was held at Yass on 8 July 1845. John and Julia Sullivan were said to be living at Nacky Nacky at the time and John's occupation was said to be shepherd.

picture Mary Anne SULLIVAN [3714]

      Sex: F

Parents
         Father: Daniel SULLIVAN [931] (1904-1970) 
         Mother: Nellie Sophia MULLER [3709] (Cir 1918-1989) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Salvatore CETROLA [3728]
       Children:
                1. Daniel Luke CETROLA [3729]
                2. Emma Marie CETROLA [3730]


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Mary Isabella SULLIVAN [5334]

      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 11 Feb 1927
    Christening: 
          Death: 3 Jul 1990
         Burial: Geelong, Vic, Australia 6824

Parents
         Father: Leonard Percival SULLIVAN [873] (1903-1976) 
         Mother: Eileen MARTINI [5333] (1911-1981) 

Spouses and Children
1. *SMITH [6175]
       Children:
                1. Eileen SULLIVAN [8439]
                2. Julia Hannah SULLIVAN [8440]


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Mary Jane SULLIVAN [829]

      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1891 - Newstead, Vic, Australia 6825
    Christening: 
          Death: Apr 1891 - Newstead, Vic, Australia 6826
         Burial: 30 Apr 1891 - Sandon, Vic, Australia 6827

Parents
         Father: Daniel James SULLIVAN [806] (1841-1918) 
         Mother: Mary Jane McGUINNESS [820] (Abt 1845-1929) 


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Mary Matilda SULLIVAN [846]



      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1906 - Newstead, Vic, Australia 6828
    Christening: 
          Death: 18 Jun 1918 - Newstead, Vic, Australia 6829
         Burial: 26 Jun 1918 - Sandon, Vic, Australia

Parents
         Father: John Daniel SULLIVAN 1 [810] (1870-1922) 
         Mother: Annie Ellen RISK [811] (Abt 1879-1965) 

Notes
General:
The Australian Worker Sydney Thursday 23 December 1915 page 11 -

Mattie Sullivan, Joyce's Creek:
'Dadda belongs to the A.W.U., and gets The Worker. I like the Children's Letters. , I hope you will like my letter, and put it in the paper.


Although this article says Mattie Sullivan, I believe it is more than likely Mary Sullivan.

According to information from family members and newspaper articles of the time, Mary and her sister Ethel were taken to school in a buggy each day by Mr Judson, along with Mr Judson's two sons. In 1918, the Loddon River was in flood and as the buggy was crossing the river, the horse shied. The buggy tipped and the occupants in the buggy were thrown into the river. The two Sullivan sisters and Mr Judson and one of his sons also drowned, but Mr Judson's younger son was rescued. Due to the flooding in the river, searching for the bodies was delayed. Mr Judson was recovered on the 19th of June, his son on the 20th, Mary Sullivan was found on the 23rd of June and Ethel was found on the 25th of June. The Sullivan girls were buried on the 26th of June. The horse also drowned. An inquiry was held into the drownings in late June or early July 1918.

In December 2014 I searched on the National Library of Australia's Trove site and found no less than 50 articles regarding this tragic event in papers all over Australia from Western Australia to Queensland and also in major newspapers in Melbourne and Sydney. This story obviously grabbed the hearts of the country despite the fact that the first World War was still raging. The articles from the Newstead Echo were not found on Trove so I assume they are not yet digitised.

One article from the Maryborough and Donolly Advertiser dated 26 June 1918 is quite moving and states " On Saturday at midday, the body of the eldest daughter of Mr John Sullivan was found about 300 yards from the spot where the body of the young Judson was brought to the surface. A person who viewed the body stated that the appearance was altogether different from that usually associated with the condition of being drowned. The girl appeared as if she had just fallen asleep, and there were no discolourations of the body with the exception of slight bruising to the legs. The body was discovered by Mr Dave Smith."

The following articles are some that I have found regarding the tragic drowning of Mary and her sister Ethel.

Newstead Echo - 19 June 1918
"FATHER AND SON AND TWO LITTLE GIRLS DROWNED WHILST CROSSING STREAM

A sad drowning fatality occurred at Joyce's Creek yesterday morning. Mr H Judson a well known farmer of Joyce's Creek was driving with two of his sons, along with two daughters of Mr & Mrs J Sullivan to school and in crossing the Joyce's Creek, near the school, the current swept the horse off its feet and all the occupants were precipitated into the strong flowing stream and disappeared.

The youngest son of Mr. Judson kept a hold of the vehicle which was being carried down stream, and Mr H McDonald, who was close at hand ran alongside the current and plunging into the water rescued the boy by mere chance, he just gripping the strap of the school bag.

The other four bodies are not recovered, and as the river is only a short distance away from the scene of the terrible tragedy, it is feared that they are carried downstream.

Dragging operations are being carried out, but up to the time of going to press, none of the missing bodies have been discovered.

The horse also drowned."

The Melbourne Age 21 June 1918 page 8
Joyce's Creek Drowning Tragedy.
NEWSTEAD.- The bodies of Mr. Judson and his son, who, together with the two little daughters of Mr. J. Sullivan,- were drowned in Joyce's Creek on Tuesday, were recovered on Thursday.
Over 100 persons are helping in the search.

Maryborough and Dunolly Advertiser (Vic. : 1914 - 1918) Wednesday 21 June 1918 Page 2
JOYCE'S CREEK FATALITY
TWO BODIES RECOVERED.
The drowning fatality at Joyce's Creek is one of the saddest incidents of the district's history. All day long hundreds of people gather in the vicinity of the stream, among them many near relatives of the unfortunate victims. Dragging operations are continued incessantly, and willing operators in this respect are never lacking. Motor cars and vehicles of every description are standing everywhere, and the scene is one not easily to be forgotten.

Yesterday morning the body of Harry Judson the father was found close into the bank, near where the gig was discovered, and in close proximity to the railway bridge. At this point there is a deep hole, and, in the hope of recovering the bodies of the other victims, the dragging was confined to this quarter, but without success.

During the afternoon, however, the body of the boy Judson was brought to the surface a little lower down the creek. So far neither of the Sullivan girls have been recovered.


Newstead Echo - 26 June 1918
"Operations on the creek to recover the bodies (after the sad fatality of Tuesday) could not be resumed on Wednesday last to any great extent, owing to the creek being in heavy flood, an inch and a half of rain being recorded locally.

Early on Thursday the body of Mr Judson was recovered near the Railway bridge on the down stream side, very close to where the gig and pony came to a standstill.

From early until late, willing helpers arrived, trusting the results of their efforts would relieve the tension on everybody's mind. Residents of the district from miles around came, and all the menfolk of Newstead suspended their various vocations and went out in a body.

In mid afternoon at Lancaster's bridge the body of Master Bill Judson was brought to the surface. By this time over 100 people were in active search, and the boat from Castlemaine arrived and was of great assistance in the making of a more systematic overhaul of the creek, but to no avail, and Friday and Saturday the result was the same.

The body of the eldest girl (Sullivan) was recovered on Sunday in about 12 feet of water on the opposite side of Lancaster's bridge to where the boy was found. The buggy rug was also recovered from the same spot and the cushion to which the little boy Judson who was saved, clung, was discovered a little lower down the creek and not far distant, the horses halter was brought to the surface.

Very great sympathy is expressed for the bereaved widow as well as Mrs Judson Senr, of Smeaton, and Mr and Mrs Sullivan in the great loss sustained.

A large number of willing workers in co-operation with the police, are still searching, and as the three others were discovered in the creek, also the cushion etc., it is now considered that the other little girls body has not reached the Loddon.

LATE: Just as we are going to press, news has reached us that the body of the other little girl Sullivan was found in the blind creek which runs to the left of the main stream beyond the Railway bridge."

Maryborough and Dunolly Advertiser (Vic. : 1914 - 1918) Wednesday 26 June 1918 Page 2
JOYCES CREEK TRAGEDY.
ANOTHER BODY RECOVERED.
On Saturday at. midday the body of the eldest daughter if Mr. John Sullivan was found about 300 yards from the spot where the body of young Judson was brought to the surface. A person who viewed the body states that its appearance was altogether different from that usually associated with the condition of the drowned. The girl appeared as if she had just fallen asleep, and there was no discolorations of the body, with the exception of slight bruises on the legs. The body
was discovered by Mr. Dave Smith.

At 4 o'clock the gig cushion was found about half a mile down the creek. On Monday a big party of men from Maldon assisted in the work of searching the stream for the remaining body, and yesterday two car loads from Smeaton also joined in the search.

THE FUNERAL
The funeral of the late -Mr. Judson and his son took place on Saturday afternoon, the bodies being conveyed to the Mount Prospect cemetery by motor.

Three motors followed the remains from Joyce's Creek. and at Smeaton they were joined by a number of others from all parts of the district. Over 500 people gathered in the vicinity of the grave, and the scene was most impressive. The coffin-bearers and pall -bearers in the burial of Mr. Judson were as follow :-.Messrs. R. Richardson, W.Jayes, W. Fletcher, Watkins, R. Tankard. .T. Fletcher. E. Boyd. J.Quine. T. Parkyn, A. Greeves. T. Archibald. E. Andrews, J. Pedrotti. G. May,M. Prendergast. W. Whatmore. I. Gates, W. Anderson, T. Redmond. A. Stewart, A. Ross, A. Annand, F. Butler, A. McKay. and T. Strahan.

The pall bearers in connection with the boy Judson were Messrs. J.- Jaye, R. Judson. Rex. Judson . F. Judson (cou-
sins of deceased) . W. Robinson, and J Richardson.

FOURTH- VICTIM FOUND.
Later.-A- message received from Newstead - yesterday states that the body of the other girl was found in a blind creek about a quarter of a mile from the railway bridge.

The funeral of the two girls will take place this afternoon at 2 o'clock.

The Melbourne Argus 26 Jun 1918 page 5
CASUALTIES AND FATALITIES.
JOYCE'S CREEK DROWNINGS.
Yesterday afternoon the body of the girl Sullivan, one of the four victims of the recent drowning tragedy at Joyce's Creek, near Newstead, was recovered. It was found in a blind creek about a quarter of a mile from where the body of the boy Judson was discovered.

The Melbourne Age 26 Jun 1918 page 8
FATALITIES AND ACCIDENTS.F
Joyce's Creek Fatality.
NEWSTEAD. - The body of the second daughter of Mr J. Sullivan- the fourth victim of the drowning fatality in Joyce's Creek on 18th inst.-was recovered in a blind creek which runs off the main stream on Tuesday afternoon, just beyond the railway bridge, and about half a mile from the scene of the accident.

Castlemaine Mail (Vic. : 1917 - 1918) Thursday 27 June 1918 Page 3
JOYCE'S GREEK TRAGEDY
FUNERAL OF THE GIRLS.
INQUEST TOMORROW
The funeral of the two girls. Sullivan, took place yesterday afternoon.
Their remains were followed by a large number of sympathisers, over 50 vehicles being in the cortege from Joyce's Creek to the Sandon Cemetery, where the interment took place.
The finding of the little girl on Tuesday in the blind creek was unlooked for as Mr E. J. Mitchell and Mr.D. Sullivan, after searching the main creek, proceeded to The mouth of the blind creek, and had only applied the grappling rods a few minutes when they brought to the surface a piece of dress material. They again applied the rods, and were successful in raising the body. The depth of the water was only two feet.
The inquest opens on Friday.


Newstead Echo - 3 July 1918
"The funeral of the two little girls Sullivan took place on Wednesday afternoon, the remains being interred in the Sandon Cemetery.

Over 50 vehicles conveying more than 100 sympathisers, comprised the procession from Joyces Creek Hall to the cemetery, and very great sympathy was expressed for the bereaved parents.

The coffin bearers at the cemetery were, Messrs E Butler, R Cassidy, J Caulfield, J Butler, T Sullivan, J O'Connor, W Crowhurst and R Cox.

Father Murphy officiated at the grave."

Newstead Echo - 3 July 1918
"JOYCES CREEK TRAGEDY MAJESTERIAL INQUIRY VERDICT OF ACCIDENTAL DEATH

Mr Coutts JP conducted an inquiry in the Joyce's Creek Public Hall Friday afternoon, into the circumstances attending the drowning fatality at Joyces Creek.

Claude Watts, a schoolboy, said on the 18th inst. he was near the footbridge when Mr Judson came along, with him were his 2 sons and the two Sullivan girls. The horse became restive about the middle of the crossing. He heard Mr Judson call out "help!". He tried to turn the horse round, but failed, and the horse, gig, and occupants, went down stream. The horse then tried to get up the bank but the gig capsized. Witness went a little distance away and called for help, and Willie McDonald came.

Mr J Caulfield, State School teacher, said on hearing screams in the direction of the creek he ran down, and asked one of the boys present who was in the water, and was told that, Mr Judson, his son, and the two Sullivan girls had been capsized into the creek, the gig having been overturned. Witness saw the youngest boy Judson in the water about 50 yards downstream. He saw the horse and gig in the stream behind the boy he was following. Mr McDonald crossed over the other side of the creek, and caught the boy as he was floating down.

William Crowhurst, a railway employee, said he assisted in the search for the bodies on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. He found the body of Mr Judson on Thursday at 6.50am. It was lying face downwards on a bed of silt.

James Nokes, said he assisted in the search, and recovered the body of the boy Judson at Lancaster's bridge on the 20th inst.

Harold McLeay, of Moolort, assisted in the search, and recovered the body of Ethel Sullivan, a short distance from the Railway bridge on the 25th inst. [Mary's body was recovered on the 23rd but this is not mentioned in the article nor is the name of the person who found her body]

Constable Ellis said at about nine o'clock am on the 18th inst. He was informed of the fatality and proceeded to the spot. The creek near the school is crossed by a very much exposed and dangerous crossing. A footbridge is built across the stream on the side of the road in such a way that little protection is offered. The bridge itself is not safe for children to cross. It appears that when half way across the stream, the horse became frightened. At the side of the road downstream, there is a deep hole, and no fence to protect any persons crossing. The horse, when it turned to go back, fell into the hole, and the gig and occupants were thrown into the water. He considered the occurrence was purely an accident.

Henry McDonald said he saw Mr Judson driving through Joyces Creek, and spoke to him before the accident. Shortly afterwards, he heard screams, and ran down and crossed the footbridge. He could then only see the horses head some distance downstream. He ran past the gig and horse and then saw Mr Judson in the water but he immediately disappeared. Witness continued running towards the Railway bridge, and saw two children in the water, one in the middle of the stream and the other on the opposite side. A little further on Mr Caulfield joined him, and they threw a log into the water in the hope of someone might catch hold of it. He then left Mr Caulfield, and ran across the railway bridge to get near to the children. He was then able to rescue Thomas Judson.

A verdict was returned that the deceased persons came to their death on the 18th June from drowning and the occurrence was purely accidental."

FOURTH- VICTIM FOUND.
Later.-A- message received from Newstead - yesterday states that the body of the other girl was found in a blind creek about a quarter of a mile from the railway bridge.

The funeral of the two girls will take place this afternoon at 2 o'clock.

The Creswick Advertiser - 5 July 1918 page 3
JOYCE'S CREEK TRAGEDY.
MAGISTERIAL INQUIRY.
Mr Coutts, J.P., conducted an inquiry in the Joyce's Creek public hall last Friday afternoon, into the circumstances attending the drowning fatality at Joyce's Creek, whereby Mr H. Judson, one of his sons, and two daughters of Mr and Mrs J. Sullivan lost their lives, and another son of Mr and Mrs Judson's-had a very narrow escape.

Claude Walts, a schoolboy, said on the 18th ult. he was near the foot bridge when Mr Judson came along; with him were his two sons, and the two Sullivan girls. The horse became restive about the middle of the crossing. He heard Mr Judson call out "Help!" He tried to turn the horse
round, but failed, and the horse, gig, and occupants went down stream. The horse then tried to get up the bank, but the gig capsized. Witness went a little distance away, and called for help, and Willie McDonald came.

J. Caulfield, State school teacher, said on hearing screams in the direction of the creek, he ran down, and asked one of the boys present who was in the water, and was told that Mr Judson, his son, and the two Sullivan girls had been capsized into the creek, the gig having been overturned
Witness saw the youngest boy Judson in the water about 50 yards down stream. He saw the horse and gig in the stream behind the boy he was following. Mr McDonald crossed over the
other side of the creek, and caught the boy as he was floating down.

William Crowhurst, a railway employee, said he assisted in the search for the bodies on Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday. He found the body of Mr Judson on Thursday at 6.50 a.m. It was lying face downwards on a bed of silt.

James Nokes, said he assisted in the search, and recovered the body of the boy Judson at Lancaster's bridge on 20th ult.

Harold McLay, of Moolort, stated he assisted in the search, and recovered the body of Ethel Sullivan, a short distance from the railway bridge on 25th inst. [Although it is not mentioned in this article, my research shows that Mary's body was found on the 23rd of June]

picture Maureen SULLIVAN [3712]

      Sex: F

Parents
         Father: Daniel SULLIVAN [931] (1904-1970) 
         Mother: Nellie Sophia MULLER [3709] (Cir 1918-1989) 

Spouses and Children
1. *William BEXTREAM [3725]
       Children:
                1. Karen BEXTREAM [3726]
                2. Steven BEXTREAM [3727]


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Mavis Margeurite SULLIVAN [1160]



      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: Dec 1916 - Waipukarua, , New Zealand 6830
    Christening: 
          Death: 1999 - Waipukarua, , New Zealand
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Thomas Frederick SULLIVAN [821] (1882-1934) 72 
         Mother: Jessie HICKSON [1155] (1883-1972) 3262 

Spouses and Children
1. *Bernard Charles PUSSELL [2065] (1914 - 10 Jun 1988)
       Marriage: 
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Dennis Selwyn PUSSELL  61 [2068] (Abt 1942-1980)
                2. Jennifer Anne PUSSELL [2066]
                3. Neil Bernard PUSSELL [2069]
                4. Patrick John PUSSELL [2070]
                5. Lynda Mary PUSSELL [2067]


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Mavis Rosemary SULLIVAN [856]



      Sex: F

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 2 Jun 1925 - Red Cliffs, Vic, Australia
    Christening: 
          Death: 16 Feb 2014 - Red Cliffs, Vic, Australia
         Burial: 20 Feb 2014 - Red Cliffs, Vic, Australia

Events

Obituary: Sunraysia Daily Newspaper, Feb 2014, Mildura, Vic, Australia.


Parents
         Father: Daniel James SULLIVAN [818] (1879-1948) 1762 
         Mother: Annie COLLIHOLE [28] (1897-1970) 
        Marriage This person had no known marriage and no known children
                 

Notes
General:
DOB from Sullivan family bible in the possession of Mavis or Danny Sullivan of Red Cliffs, Victoria.

Sunraysia Daily 18 February 2014
SULLIVAN, Mavis Rosemary - passed away peacefully at Jacaranda Village Nursing Home Red Cliffs on February 16 2014, aged 88 years. Loved and loving daughter of the late Daniel and Annie Sullivan. Much loved sister of Albert (Barney), June, Eileen (all dec.) Danny and Margaret. At Rest

SULLIVAN, Mavis Rosemary - family and friends of the late Miss Mavis rosemary Sullivan are respectfully informed that her graveside funeral service will be conducted at the Red Cliffs Pioneer Cemetery, on Thursday February 20 2014 at 2pm. North West Funerals

19 Feb 2014
SULLIVAN, Mavis - It is with a heavy heart that we must say goodbye to our dear aunt, she leaves us with many fond and lasting memories - Carolyn and Terry.

SULLIVAN, Mavis - Loved sister of Eileen (dec) sister-in-law of Bluey (dec) Rolfe, aunty of Judith, Valerie, Daryl, Barry and Robert. R.I.P.

20 Feb 2014
SULLIVAN Mavis - loving dear sister of Margaret and Len Jones (dec), Michael, Kathleen, Patricia, Gregory, Susanne, Maxwell, David, Fiona, Kellie and families. R.I.P.

SULLIVAN Mavis - loving memories, - Jean Landells and family.

22 Feb 2014
MAVIS SULLIVAN Dear sister of June and sister-in-law of Geoff Scott (both dec). With "lots of memories". Auntie to Shirley and Cliff (Boof) Ferguson, great auntie to Fiona Booth and Karl Ferguson and their families.

picture Maxwell John SULLIVAN [3756]

      Sex: M

Parents
         Father: John Michael SULLIVAN [3720] 
         Mother: Tanya Anne FURNISS [3754] 


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Michael SULLIVAN Snr [1091]

      Sex: M

picture Michael SULLIVAN [808]



      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: 1847 - , NSW, Australia 6831,6832
    Christening: 
          Death: 20 Oct 1911 - Newstead, Vic, Australia 6833
         Burial: 21 Oct 1911 - Sandon, Vic, Australia

Parents
         Father: John SULLIVAN [804] (Abt 1810-1892) 4152 
         Mother: Julia LEARY [805] (Abt 1811-1872) 

Spouses and Children
1. *Hughina Clark ROSS [809] (Cir 1853 - 27 Mar 1934)
       Marriage: 13 Dec 1870 - Castlemaine, Vic, Australia 6200
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Daniel SULLIVAN 1 [832] (1871-1873)
                2. Daniel George SULLIVAN [833] (1873-1917)
                3. George Tulloch SULLIVAN [835] (1876-1937)
                4. John Michael SULLIVAN [836] (1876-1943)
                5. Florence May SULLIVAN [837] (1878-1958)
                6. William James SULLIVAN [838] (1880-1946)
                7. Christine Leonore SULLIVAN [839] (1882-1910)
                8. Thomas SULLIVAN [840] (1885-1953)
                9. Catherine Ellen SULLIVAN [842] (1888-1964)
                10. Julia Mary SULLIVAN [843] (1890-1943)
                11. Annie SULLIVAN [844] (1892-1975)
                12. Lexie SULLIVAN [845] (1895-1895)

Notes
General:
Michael and Hughina were married at the Corner Hotel Castlemaine by Rev A R Boyd (possibly Presbyterian). Witnesses to the marriage were George T Ross and Mary Johnstone.

The Argus (Melbourne) 2 Feb 1893 page 5
New Insolvents
Michael Sullivan, of Newstead, labourer filed at Castlemaine .

From Newstead Echo - Wednesday October 25, 1911
"The old residents of this district are passing away rapidly just now. The last to go was Mr. Michael Sullivan whose death took place on Friday. In his younger days he followed farming at Captains Gully, afterwards building a house on Castlemaine Road, in which he resided for the remainder of his days. He was a great sporting enthusiast, and owned several fair horses at different periods.

He also took a great interest in football and attended every match up to the last season. Although not in the best health, he was always bright and cheerful to within a year or so when his wife was stricken with a sad malady. This affected her husband greatly, and no doubt hastened his end. He leaves a wife, and several sons and daughters to mourn their sad loss and for whom general sympathy is expressed.

The funeral took place last Sunday and was very largely attended. The remains were interred in the Roman Catholic Cemetery at Sandon, the Rev. Father Walsh officiating at the grave. Mr. Jas. Kinross had charge of the mortuary arrangements."

picture Michael SULLIVAN A [1089]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: Jan 1835 - , Cork, Ireland
    Christening: 
          Death: 18 Aug 1838 - Parramatta, NSW, Australia 6834
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: John SULLIVAN [804] (Abt 1810-1892) 4152 
         Mother: Julia LEARY [805] (Abt 1811-1872) 

Notes
General:
Prisoner's child factory

Michael Sullivan, abode Parramatta, age 2 1/2 years, Quality or Professions, Prisoner's child factory, when died - blank, when buried 4th August, 1838, where ceremony performed In the Parish of Saint John , Parramatta in the County of Cumberland, NSW, by whom the ceremony was performed Samuel Marsden Officiating Minister.

picture Michael SULLIVAN Snr [1984]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: Abt 1770 - , , Ireland
    Christening: 
          Death: 
         Burial: 

Spouses and Children
1. *Catherine HOREGAN [1090] (       -       )
       Marriage: 
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. John SULLIVAN  4152 [804] (Abt 1810-1892)


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Michael Ernest SULLIVAN [2095]

      Sex: M

Parents
         Father: Ernest George SULLIVAN [2090] (1906-1981) 72 
         Mother: Anne Isobel CHARLES [7894] (1912-2000) 1563 
        Marriage This person had no known marriage and no known children
                 


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Michael John SULLIVAN [7309]

      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: Abt 1922
    Christening: 
          Death: Bef 2002
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: William James SULLIVAN [838] (1880-1946) 
         Mother: Ivy Annie ABBOTT [3948] (      -1977) 

Spouses and Children
       Children:
                1. Michael John SULLIVAN [10735]


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Michael John SULLIVAN [10735]

      Sex: M

Parents
         Father: Michael John SULLIVAN [7309] (Abt 1922-Bef 2002) 
         Mother: 

Spouses and Children
       Children:
                1. Nicole SULLIVAN [10736]


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Michael Keith SULLIVAN [7294]

      Sex: M

Parents
         Father: Keith Albert SULLIVAN [1101] 
         Mother: Mary Margaret [?] [7288] (      -      ) 88 


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Nathan James SULLIVAN [3723]

      Sex: M

Parents
         Father: James Arthur SULLIVAN [3711] (1946-2010) 
         Mother: Lydia MANIATIS [3721] (      -2007) 4979,4980 


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Nicole SULLIVAN [10736]

      Sex: F

Parents
         Father: Michael John SULLIVAN [10735] 
         Mother: 


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Noel Thomas SULLIVAN [1157]



      Sex: M

Individual Information
     Birth Date: Sep Q 1911 - , , New Zealand 6835
    Christening: 
          Death: 29 Mar 1995 - Wanganui, , New Zealand
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Thomas Frederick SULLIVAN [821] (1882-1934) 72 
         Mother: Jessie HICKSON [1155] (1883-1972) 3262 

Spouses and Children
1. *Joan [?] [8089] (       -       ) 61 
       Marriage: 
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. SULLIVAN [8090]
                2. Noeline SULLIVAN [2046]


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Noeline SULLIVAN [2046]

      Sex: F

Parents
         Father: Noel Thomas SULLIVAN [1157] (1911-1995) 72 
         Mother: Joan [?] [8089] (      -      ) 61 

Spouses and Children
1. *SMITH [9123]

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